Sutton Massachusetts General Bylaws
ARTICLE 23. RECREATION COMMISSION


These general bylaws are official as of October 20, 2003. The are the last known revision as of March 17, 2007.

Section 23.1 - Composition; Term of Office

There shall be a Recreation Commission which shall consist of three (3) members appointed by the Selectmen for terms of three (3) years each so arranged that the term of one member shall expire each year.

Section 23.2 - Rules and Regulations

Subject to approval of the Board of Selectmen, the Recreation commission is authorized to adopt such rules and regulations as it deems necessary for the operation and control of town-owned lands and buildings (except those controlled by the Sutton School Committee) used for recreational purposes.

Section 23.3 - Enforcement

Enforcement of rules and regulations and requisitions adopted pursuant to this by-law shall be according to the following procedures:

23.3.1 by seeking a criminal complaint in district court, the penalty for each violation shall be three hundred dollars (300.00); and, each day on which a violation exists shall be a separate offense.

23.3.2 by seeking non-criminal disposition pursuant to MGL. Chapter 40, Section 21D; the penalty for each violation shall be an amount established by such rules and regulations (not exceeding $300.00); and, each day on which a violation exists shall be deemed a separate offense.

Section 23.4 - Fees

23.4.1 The Recreation Commission may establish such fees as it deems necessary for the support and maintenance of the recreation programs it provides.

23.4.2 Prior to establishing fees pursuant to this section, the Commission shall hold a public hearing, notice of which shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation in town at least fourteen (14) days prior to the public hearing. Said notice shall contain a schedule of the proposed fees to be discussed at the hearing.

Adopted: May 6, 1991
Amended: 10/21/91, 1/20/00

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